The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Financial
UK / England
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1  
Contract jobs citing Finance 8230 9829 9969
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.86% 20.03% 20.32%
As % of the General category 52.14% 52.98% 52.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5668 6916 6660
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.77% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 119 125
Median hourly rate £31.50 £21.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +2.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.44 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £20.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year +44.57% +18.57%  

Finance is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 15785 18553 19140
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 38.09% 37.81% 39.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 10377 12254 12043
Median daily rate £465 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +1.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 469 456
Median hourly rate £26.13 £26.83 £22.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.62% +20.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.90% +24.00%  

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Finance as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Finance in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in England over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Finance in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in England over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the England region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -1 4648 £500 +1.01% 1510
South East -1 1283 £425 +1.19% 330
South West -2 526 £394 +5.00% 170
North West 0 484 £400 - 192
Yorkshire -1 341 £425 +5.26% 120
West Midlands +1 305 £400 - 97
East of England -3 288 £400 - 115
East Midlands 0 230 £425 +6.25% 53
North East -32 51 £400 +6.31% 27
Midlands +1 25 £400 -15.78% 1
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Finance.

1 3837 (22.91%) Agile Software Development
2 3829 (22.86%) Banking
3 2632 (15.71%) SQL
4 2295 (13.70%) Project Management
5 2061 (12.31%) Java
6 2035 (12.15%) Stakeholder Management
7 1875 (11.19%) Oracle
8 1805 (10.78%) Microsoft
9 1528 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
10 1426 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
11 1387 (8.28%) SAP
12 1348 (8.05%) SQL Server
13 1324 (7.90%) Windows
14 1270 (7.58%) Scrum
15 1266 (7.56%) JavaScript
16 1237 (7.39%) Linux
17 1191 (7.11%) C#
18 1180 (7.05%) HTML
19 1153 (6.88%) MS Excel
20 1130 (6.75%) Degree
21 1071 (6.39%) .NET
22 1011 (6.04%) Change Management
23 1004 (5.99%) Programme Management
24 1001 (5.98%) PRINCE2
25 993 (5.93%) Unix
26 991 (5.92%) Migration
27 969 (5.79%) Business Analysis
28 952 (5.68%) Telecoms
29 936 (5.59%) TDD
30 913 (5.45%) Retail

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 589 (3.52%) SharePoint
2 290 (1.73%) Apache Spark
3 228 (1.36%) Confluence
4 222 (1.33%) SAS
5 216 (1.29%) Apache
6 207 (1.24%) WebSphere
7 196 (1.17%) IIS
8 172 (1.03%) Tomcat
9 158 (0.94%) CMS
10 122 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
11 117 (0.70%) MS Exchange
12 115 (0.69%) JBoss
13 112 (0.67%) WebLogic
14 110 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 77 (0.46%) Mule
16 70 (0.42%) Apache Pig
17 65 (0.39%) Skype for Business
18 57 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
19 56 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
20 52 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1153 (6.88%) MS Excel
2 718 (4.29%) MS Office
3 483 (2.88%) MS Project
4 474 (2.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 307 (1.83%) MS Visio
6 156 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
7 57 (0.34%) Photoshop
8 37 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 29 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
10 18 (0.11%) SPSS
11 14 (0.084%) Open Workbench
12 13 (0.078%) OmniGraffle
13 10 (0.060%) InVision
14 8 (0.048%) Flinto
15 7 (0.042%) HipChat
15 7 (0.042%) LaTeX
16 6 (0.036%) InDesign
17 5 (0.030%) InfoPath
18 4 (0.024%) FrameMaker
18 4 (0.024%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 492 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 212 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 200 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
4 192 (1.15%) Oracle EBS R12
5 175 (1.04%) SAP FI
6 164 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
7 151 (0.90%) SAP CO
8 144 (0.86%) SAP FI/CO
9 126 (0.75%) Oracle Financials
10 98 (0.59%) Unit4 Business World
11 93 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
12 91 (0.54%) Oracle Receivables
13 79 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
14 72 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
15 54 (0.32%) SAP HR
16 52 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
17 50 (0.30%) SAP ERP
18 48 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
19 40 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
20 39 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 529 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
2 439 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 245 (1.46%) Office 365
4 149 (0.89%) PaaS
5 120 (0.72%) SaaS
6 114 (0.68%) IaaS
7 76 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
8 70 (0.42%) GitHub
9 58 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
10 32 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
11 30 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
12 28 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
12 28 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
12 28 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 25 (0.15%) OpenShift
14 18 (0.11%) Amazon S3
15 14 (0.084%) OneDrive
16 12 (0.072%) FinancialForce.com
16 12 (0.072%) Force.com
16 12 (0.072%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 406 (2.42%) Firewall
2 248 (1.48%) Internet
3 227 (1.36%) TCP/IP
4 220 (1.31%) DNS
5 205 (1.22%) SAN
6 198 (1.18%) WAN
7 184 (1.10%) LAN
8 176 (1.05%) Network Security
9 143 (0.85%) VPN
10 115 (0.69%) SSL
11 108 (0.64%) HTTP
12 107 (0.64%) LDAP
13 103 (0.61%) Wireless
14 88 (0.53%) DHCP
15 79 (0.47%) NAS
16 76 (0.45%) Cisco ASA
17 73 (0.44%) VoIP
18 69 (0.41%) FTP
18 69 (0.41%) Intranet
19 67 (0.40%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1348 (8.05%) SQL Server
2 568 (3.39%) Big Data
3 551 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
4 455 (2.72%) Hadoop
5 435 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 432 (2.58%) Relational Database
7 385 (2.30%) Oracle Database
8 306 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 227 (1.36%) NoSQL
10 216 (1.29%) MongoDB
11 212 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
12 209 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 191 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
14 170 (1.01%) QlikView
15 168 (1.00%) MySQL
16 164 (0.98%) DB2
17 160 (0.96%) Apache Hive
18 154 (0.92%) RDBMS
19 153 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
20 150 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 624 (3.73%) JIRA
2 517 (3.09%) Git (software)
3 458 (2.73%) Jenkins
4 308 (1.84%) Selenium
5 282 (1.68%) Maven
6 241 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 220 (1.31%) Subversion
8 196 (1.17%) Cucumber
8 196 (1.17%) JUnit
9 179 (1.07%) TeamCity
10 130 (0.78%) Visual Studio
11 113 (0.67%) WebDriver
12 99 (0.59%) Mockito
13 92 (0.55%) Gradle
14 81 (0.48%) Eclipse
15 78 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 68 (0.41%) HP UFT
16 68 (0.41%) Hudson
17 54 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
18 53 (0.32%) NUnit
General
1 3829 (22.86%) Banking
2 952 (5.68%) Telecoms
3 913 (5.45%) Retail
4 912 (5.45%) Marketing
5 874 (5.22%) Investment Banking
6 745 (4.45%) Manufacturing
7 680 (4.06%) Front Office
8 565 (3.37%) Legal
9 553 (3.30%) Financial Institution
10 484 (2.89%) Electronics
11 314 (1.87%) Back Office
12 219 (1.31%) Retail Banking
13 214 (1.28%) Advertising
14 199 (1.19%) Law
15 139 (0.83%) General Ledger
16 114 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
17 98 (0.59%) Billing
18 89 (0.53%) Publishing
19 87 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
20 77 (0.46%) Games
Job Titles
1 3613 (21.57%) Developer
2 3597 (21.48%) Analyst
3 1718 (10.26%) Project Manager
4 1703 (10.17%) Business Analyst
5 1267 (7.56%) Architect
6 1066 (6.36%) Consultant
7 808 (4.82%) Java Developer
8 543 (3.24%) Financial Analyst
9 427 (2.55%) C# Developer
10 409 (2.44%) Solutions Architect
11 397 (2.37%) Senior Developer
12 389 (2.32%) .NET Developer
13 377 (2.25%) SQL Developer
14 372 (2.22%) Administrator
15 327 (1.95%) Data Analyst
16 315 (1.88%) Programme Manager
17 312 (1.86%) IT Manager
18 288 (1.72%) Senior Analyst
19 282 (1.68%) Test Analyst
20 276 (1.65%) Finance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1180 (7.05%) HTML
2 1071 (6.39%) .NET
3 871 (5.20%) CSS
4 777 (4.64%) Web Services
5 723 (4.32%) AngularJS
6 623 (3.72%) HTML5
7 594 (3.55%) XML
8 553 (3.30%) Spring
9 452 (2.70%) REST
10 377 (2.25%) jQuery
11 376 (2.24%) ASP.NET
12 370 (2.21%) CSS3
13 353 (2.11%) SOAP
14 313 (1.87%) JSON
15 287 (1.71%) Middleware
16 285 (1.70%) Node.js
17 279 (1.67%) React
18 273 (1.63%) Hibernate
18 273 (1.63%) J2EE
19 231 (1.38%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1528 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
2 535 (3.19%) User Experience
3 508 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 481 (2.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 464 (2.77%) Data Centre
6 408 (2.44%) Derivative
7 366 (2.19%) Equities
8 349 (2.08%) Computer Science
9 346 (2.07%) Fixed Income
10 331 (1.98%) Fintech
11 207 (1.24%) Mobile App
12 197 (1.18%) Virtual Team
13 195 (1.16%) Credit Risk
14 180 (1.07%) Market Risk
15 147 (0.88%) Data Structures
16 126 (0.75%) Hedge funds
16 126 (0.75%) PMI
17 122 (0.73%) Algorithms
18 114 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
19 111 (0.66%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1324 (7.90%) Windows
2 1237 (7.39%) Linux
3 993 (5.93%) Unix
4 344 (2.05%) Windows Server
5 221 (1.32%) Windows 7
6 219 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 203 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 191 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 163 (0.97%) Android
10 159 (0.95%) Solaris
11 143 (0.85%) Apple iOS
12 118 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
13 92 (0.55%) AIX
14 78 (0.47%) Windows 10
15 54 (0.32%) Windows XP
16 44 (0.26%) CentOS
17 32 (0.19%) SUSE
18 30 (0.18%) HPUX
18 30 (0.18%) zOS
19 28 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3837 (22.91%) Agile Software Development
2 2295 (13.70%) Project Management
3 2035 (12.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 1426 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
5 1270 (7.58%) Scrum
6 1011 (6.04%) Change Management
7 1004 (5.99%) Programme Management
8 1001 (5.98%) PRINCE2
9 991 (5.92%) Migration
10 969 (5.79%) Business Analysis
11 936 (5.59%) TDD
12 900 (5.37%) ITIL
13 794 (4.74%) Analytics
14 781 (4.66%) DevOps
15 719 (4.29%) Risk Management
16 707 (4.22%) SDLC
17 672 (4.01%) ERP
18 634 (3.79%) Data Modelling
19 610 (3.64%) CRM
20 578 (3.45%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2632 (15.71%) SQL
2 2061 (12.31%) Java
3 1266 (7.56%) JavaScript
4 1191 (7.11%) C#
5 817 (4.88%) Python
6 422 (2.52%) C++
7 327 (1.95%) T-SQL
8 317 (1.89%) PL/SQL
9 302 (1.80%) Shell Script
10 286 (1.71%) C
11 280 (1.67%) VBA
12 278 (1.66%) Perl
13 277 (1.65%) PowerShell
14 274 (1.64%) Scala
15 198 (1.18%) Ruby
16 185 (1.10%) Bash Shell
17 124 (0.74%) PHP
18 123 (0.73%) R
19 116 (0.69%) VB
20 84 (0.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1130 (6.75%) Degree
2 781 (4.66%) Security Cleared
3 558 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 263 (1.57%) ISEB
5 239 (1.43%) PMI Certification
6 180 (1.07%) PMP
7 176 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
8 162 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 138 (0.82%) CISSP
10 134 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 126 (0.75%) DV Cleared
12 120 (0.72%) ISTQB
12 120 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
13 112 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
14 108 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
15 104 (0.62%) CCNP
16 96 (0.57%) ACCA
17 85 (0.51%) APMP
18 83 (0.50%) CIMA
19 81 (0.48%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 675 (4.03%) PMO
2 643 (3.84%) QA
3 305 (1.82%) MiFID
4 237 (1.42%) SLA
5 235 (1.40%) Data Quality
6 125 (0.75%) PCI DSS
7 109 (0.65%) IFRS
8 93 (0.56%) EMIR
9 86 (0.51%) GDPR
10 84 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 82 (0.49%) Dodd-Frank
12 74 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 67 (0.40%) IFRS 9
14 57 (0.34%) Solvency II
15 55 (0.33%) SEPA
16 53 (0.32%) FATCA
17 50 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
18 29 (0.17%) COBIT
19 27 (0.16%) Basel III
19 27 (0.16%) ISO20022
System Software
1 471 (2.81%) Active Directory
2 254 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 210 (1.25%) Docker
4 84 (0.50%) VMware ESX
5 72 (0.43%) XenApp
6 69 (0.41%) HDFS
7 68 (0.41%) Hyper-V
8 65 (0.39%) XenDesktop
9 58 (0.35%) vSphere
10 53 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
11 48 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
12 46 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 38 (0.23%) NFS
14 37 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
15 35 (0.21%) Apache Flume
15 35 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
15 35 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
16 30 (0.18%) Veritas File System
17 23 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 23 (0.14%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 293 (1.75%) Puppet
2 248 (1.48%) Ansible
3 171 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
4 137 (0.82%) SCCM
5 106 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
6 70 (0.42%) Tivoli
7 69 (0.41%) Nagios
8 55 (0.33%) Hadoop YARN
9 51 (0.30%) SCOM
10 50 (0.30%) NetBackup
11 43 (0.26%) Control-M
12 40 (0.24%) Kubernetes
12 40 (0.24%) MOM
13 36 (0.21%) Oozie
14 35 (0.21%) Terraform
15 27 (0.16%) Red Hat Satellite
15 27 (0.16%) Salt
15 27 (0.16%) WSUS
16 26 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Management
17 25 (0.15%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 1875 (11.19%) Oracle
2 1805 (10.78%) Microsoft
3 1387 (8.28%) SAP
4 468 (2.79%) VMware
5 432 (2.58%) Cisco
6 379 (2.26%) IBM
7 304 (1.82%) Red Hat
8 284 (1.70%) HP
9 269 (1.61%) Citrix
10 200 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
11 193 (1.15%) Sybase
12 171 (1.02%) CheckPoint
13 150 (0.90%) ServiceNow
14 149 (0.89%) Adobe
15 138 (0.82%) Splunk
16 128 (0.76%) Informatica
17 125 (0.75%) Hyperion
18 124 (0.74%) F5
19 123 (0.73%) Cognos
20 122 (0.73%) Tableau
London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £700 - £800 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spencer Rose
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Morgan Mckinley
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £382 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £625 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + 6 month term initailly
Posted: 21 minutes ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 hours ago
West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £25 - £26 per hour
Posted: 29 minutes ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + 6 month term initailly
Posted: 22 minutes ago
London
Austin Fraser
Posted: 20 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £350 - 380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: 3 days ago
Tonbridge, Kent
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £475 Per Day 450-475 (flex)
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 22 minutes ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
AMS contingency
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £380 - £400 per day + DOE
Posted: 3 days ago